A high school team in Lincoln County played its first official football season in 1922. This year, 100 years later, we are celebrating our "Century of Excellence."
To commemorate this centennrial, we are offering this high-definition, professionally-printed unframed poster for $40.00. If you are interested, please contact Reesie Poss on Facebook Messenger or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Posters are viewable in Lincolnton at C&B Drug, Wengrows, and the Library.
Please visit these YouTube channels to see highlights and full games from our Red Devil history.
Videos for seasons through 2002 are on the RedDevils.us YouTube channel
Videos for seasons after 2002 are on the Lincoln County Government YouTube channel
Please subscribe to both channels! And if you have a request for a particular game that's not been uploaded yet, please let us know!
(BOWDON, GA) Lincoln County was unable to stop Bowdon's two great players, but kept the game close until two Bowdon touchdowns midway the third quarter. Bowdon won the Class A Division II semifinal 45-28 here last Friday.
(LINCOLNTON, GA) A late goal-line stand preserved a 24-21 come-from-behind win for Lincoln County over Dooly County in the fog here last Friday night. The Red Devils will travel to Bowdon this Friday to face their Red Devils in the state semifinals.
(LINCOLNTON) Lincoln County scored 28 points in the first quarter to beat Wilkinson County 42-8 here last Friday night. The Devils will host the Dooly County Bobcats this Friday in the Class A Division II quarterfinals.
Lincoln County's Red Devils, Region 8 champions, will host the Wilkinson County Warriors this Friday at 7:30 in a second round playoff game in the Class A Division II tournament.
|Bryan County||W 23-20||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|McCormick, SC||W 27-6||away||['FFN']|
|Richmond Academy||W 41-20||away||['FFN']|
|Greene County||W 31-21||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Warren County||W 34-0||away||['FFN']|
|Towns County||W 35-8||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Wilkinson County||W 42-8||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Dooly County||W 24-21||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
The BBF Wedding
Vernon Wilson was the Red Devil manager in high school. He saw they needed a kicker, so he worked hard and became the Devils' placekicker. After graduation, he volunteered as chief manager during practices and games. Nothing could have been more fitting for Vernon than to get married on Buddy Bufford Field. On June 18, 2011, he and Kim Poss tied the knot on the 50-yard-line about a few hundred fans watching. Mini footballs emblazoned with wedding info was thrown to the fans. The reception at a First Assembly of God continued the football theme, with artificial turf with the LC star. Vernon helped with the Red Devils from 1980 through 2015 - 36 years and thousands of volunteer hours.
In 1924, Lincoln County had 24 schools, with three-fourths having only one teacher.